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Tesla's Model 3 catches up on Autopilot and WiFi features
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 13:17:00 -0400

Tesla is still rushing to give the Model 3 some of the features you might take for granted in its EV stablemates. As part of a broader update across the lineup (including increased Autopilot nagging), Model 3 units now support a few key features, mos... Read More ...
 
Apple quietly kills Modern Buckle Watch band in the US
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 11:46:00 -0400

Apple regularly kills off products in silence, simply yanking it from stores without so much as a notice. That's how its super expensive gold Edition watches and even something as big as the iPod Classic went the way of the dodo. This time, Apple has... Read More ...
 
Recommended Reading: The rise of 'Desus & Mero'
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 10:15:00 -0400

How 'Desus & Mero' conquered late night Jazmine Hughes, The New York Times It's nothing new for a popular podcast to make the leap to a television show or movie, but that's not stopping Showtime. This week, the network tapped Desus Nice and Th... Read More ...
 
The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 08:45:00 -0400

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the weekend. Before looking back at some highlights from the last week, you should take a minute to find out what's up with Babylon 5 on Amazon Prime and get all the details on a key Supreme Court rul... Read More ...
 
Electric GT's first race-spec Tesla Model S hits the track
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 07:25:00 -0400

Two years ago, we learned that a Tesla Model S-based electric racing series was in development. This week Electric GT holdings showed off its first race-spec Model S P100DL in Barcelona ahead of the series' planned debut in November. Its builders say... Read More ...
 
Snapdragon-based Chromebook could rival always-connected PCs
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 03:46:00 -0400

You don't have great choices for non-Intel processors on Chromebooks at the moment -- the Rockchip-made parts you often see in low-end systems keep costs down, but they struggle with intensive tasks. That might not be an issue in the future. About... Read More ...
 
Valve's Knuckles EV2 controller will let you squeeze things in VR
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:55:00 -0400

Valve originally introduced its vertical-grip "Knuckles" controllers for VR in 2016, and shipped working models to developers last year. Now the company sending game makers another version, the EV2, that has revamped buttons, straps and a slew of sen... Read More ...
 
A World Cup match was the 'most-watched' Spanish livestream ever
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 22:27:00 -0400

The World Cup started last week, and with all the livestreaming options, it's no surprise that the matches have already attracted an enormous amount of views. But yesterday's match between Argentina and Croatia broke a new record when its Telemundo d... Read More ...
 
Facebook accidentally sent developer reports to app testers
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:47:00 -0400

While Facebook is still reeling from it's Cambridge Analytica scandal, it has been trying to clean up its image as a company that plays fast and loose with your privacy. Unfortunately, there's yet another issue. According to TechCrunch, Facebook acci... Read More ...
 
A week of speedrunning for charity starts Sunday
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 19:16:00 -0400

Summer Games Done Quick is back once again. Live from Minnesota, you can watch folks play through your favorite games as fast as they can, for charity. It starts Sunday afternoon at 12:30 PM Eastern and is scheduled to run until the wee hours next Su... Read More ...
 
Apple will repair 'sticky' MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:45:00 -0400

Apple launched a new keyboard service program today, acknowledging that the keyboards on certain MacBook and MacBook Pro models are prone to issues. If users of particular models find that letters or characters repeat unexpectedly or don't appear at... Read More ...
 
California bill could be a major boost to personal data privacy
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:25:00 -0400

California legislators have introduced a bill that would give the state's residents more control over their online data and notably, would take the place of a proposed ballot measure that has been rigorously opposed by tech companies like Amazon and... Read More ...
 
Reddit is testing a news tab in its iOS app
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:56:00 -0400

Reddit is making it simpler to find news on the platform with a beta test of a news tab in its iOS app. You might not always want to sift through personal essays and cat photos to find news from your favorite subreddits. So, Reddit is pulling from a... Read More ...
 
Tesla closes solar installation centers as part of layoffs
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:28:00 -0400

Tesla's recently announced layoffs may hurt its solar panel business particularly hard. Reuters sources and leaked documents have revealed that Tesla is closing roughly a dozen solar installation centers in nine states as part of the job cuts. There... Read More ...
 
Amazon brings its kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited app to iOS
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:57:00 -0400

Amazon's kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited first launched onto Fire devices in 2012. The curated video and book service made the jump to Android last year and has just landed on iOS. It brings with it the same features as on other platforms, including... Read More ...
 
Tesla built Model 3 assembly 'tents' to meet production goals
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:30:00 -0400

Remember how Elon Musk casually mentioned that Tesla had built a new assembly line in just three weeks to help it meet its lofty Model 3 production goals? It was more audacious than you might have thought. A combination of follow-up tweets from Mus... Read More ...
 
Microsoft’s ICE involvement illustrates tech’s denial problem
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:00:00 -0400

Nearly a decade ago, I had the good fortune of being one of the last people to interview the founder of Commodore International, Jack Tramiel (famous for Commodore computers and the popular C64), before he passed away. At 83, he died from heart failu... Read More ...
 
First episode of ‘Life is Strange 2’ debuts September 27th
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:41:00 -0400

A month ago, studio Dontnod revealed that its graphic adventure game Life Is Strange had sold 3 million copies -- and a sequel was on the way. Apparently it was pretty far along when they made the announcement. The first episode of Life Is Strange 2... Read More ...
 
'Arena of Valor' beta registration for Nintendo Switch is live
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:23:00 -0400

Arena of Valor was one of the biggest games at E3 this year, you just didn't know it. Like Super Smash Bros Ultimate it was featured in the Nintendo Direct broadcast, and, like Smash there was also a giant tournament featuring the game in downtown LA... Read More ...
 
Adobe is using AI to catch Photoshopped images
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:02:00 -0400

While picture editors have tweaked images for decades, modern tools like Adobe Photoshop let them alter photos to the point of complete fabrication. Think of sharks swimming in the streets of New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy, or someone flying a "whe... Read More ...
 
Play ‘Dragon Ball FighterZ’ on the Switch September 28th
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:39:00 -0400

We heard at E3 that Dragon Ball FighterZ, the popular fighting game styled to look just like the anime, would be arriving on the Nintendo Switch sometime this year. Today, publisher Bandai Namco gave a release date, September 28th. But those who preo... Read More ...
 
Bethesda lawsuit claims ‘Westworld’ game is ‘Fallout Shelter’ rip-off
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:18:00 -0400

Bethesda Softworks filed a lawsuit this week against Behavior Interactive and Warner Bros., alleging that the new Westworld mobile game is a "blatant rip-off" of its Fallout Shelter, Polygon reports. The company cites a number of reviews of Westworld... Read More ...
 
'Semblance' is proof of Nintendo's new indie hustle
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:00:00 -0400

I found Semblance on the second floor of the Fuego Lounge, squeezed into a booth beside a dance floor and a small stage. It was early afternoon, and waitstaff were restocking the long, rectangular bar in the center of the room as game developers, pre... Read More ...
 
Facebook will soon let you know how much time you spend 'socializing'
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:43:00 -0400

Facebook is developing a feature that will let you know how much time you spend on it. Developer Jane Manchun Wong found an unreleased tool deep in the code for the platform's Android app called "Your Time On Facebook" which shows how much time, on a... Read More ...
 
Tinder tests a 'Picks' feature to save you from endless swiping
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:21:00 -0400

Today, Tinder announced that it is testing a new feature called Picks, which highlights matches who fit your particular interests based on career, hobbies, activities and more. It's currently being tested on iOS in the UK, Germany, Brazil, France, Ca... Read More ...
 
2018 iPhone could be cheaper than iPhone X, and will USB-C replace Lightning? - CNET
What went down in iPhone news this week.
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From Elastigirl to Edna, how Incredibles 2 women kick butt - CNET
Commentary: Elastigirl is out fighting crime, while Mr. Incredible stays home with the kids. But does Pixar's Incredibles 2 pass the Bechdel test?
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Vivo Nex is so all-screen, it hides the selfie camera inside the phone - CNET
The Vivo Nex is a bezel-free wonder that comes with a pop-up selfie camera.
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Vivo Nex unboxing: You've never seen a phone like this video - CNET
Seriously, a selfie camera pops out of the top.
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The 'most American' cars of 2018, according to Cars.com - Roadshow
Buying American means more than just looking at the badge.
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2019 Chevy Blazer: Top 10 things you need to know - Roadshow
A rundown of the early details on the new Chevy Blazer.
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2019 Chevy Blazer charts a more stylish crossover course video - Roadshow
Chevy's new midsize crossover SUV borrows Camaro styling.
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Amazon's Fire TV Cube gives you and Alexa hands-free TV control video - CNET
Alexa, turn on the TV" works better than ever.
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Wu-Tang Clan is recording a new album for 25th anniversary - CNET
"Right now we got Ghost picking all of the beats for the new upcoming Wu-Tang album. And what I heard so far is crack in vial."
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Alexa for hospitality, Fortnite makes $100M on mobile video - CNET
This week's major tech headlines include Amazon's Alexa for hospitality debut, Fortnite's whopping revenue off three months on mobile and Microsoft ends speculation that the Xbox One will get VR this generation.
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Mercedes is temporarily giving the boot to its PHEVs - Roadshow
The folks from Stuttgart are discontinuing the brand's current PHEV models while it develops a third-generation system that will feature "EQ" branding.
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9 great reads from CNET this week - CNET
You're about to start binge-watching Instagram; doctors are using WhatsApp to help victims of war; and Europe may be on the verge of killing memes.
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This AR tech lets utility crews "see" underground video - CNET
Utility crews around the country can now see underground infastructure thanks to AR technology.
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Your love for Amazon won't be ruined by more sales taxes - CNET
When it comes to that giant inflatable pool flamingo you want, what's another few bucks?
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Instant Pot Max stumbles under pressure video - CNET
The $200 electric pressure cooker, which goes on sale Aug. 1, isn't as good as older, more basic models from Instant Pot.
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Galaxy S9 vs. Pixel 2: Which Android phone should you buy? - CNET
We compared two Android heavyweights to see which phone comes out on top.
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Logitech's iPad school tools include a pretty nice Crayon video - CNET
We take a look at the super-sturdy Rugged Combo 2, and a stylus that's nearly as good as the Apple Pencil, headed to schools next year.
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2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a well-rounded wagon - Roadshow
With its four-season friendliness and huge functionality, VW's Golf Alltrack is a car we'd happily drive on the daily.
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Amazon is selling the SNES Classic for $80 right now (update) - CNET
At least, they were when I published this post.
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World Cup 2018 memes: Brazil's Neymar takes Oscar-worthy dive - CNET
But his rainbow flick and that goal more than made up for it with some fans. Also: Nigeria's awesome kit helps melt Iceland.
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California's fight for strong net neutrality isn't over yet - CNET
It was considered the gold standard for net neutrality before getting watered down this week. Legislators are still trying to save it.
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Apple will replace some faulty MacBook keyboards video - CNET
Apple promises to fix issues with the butterfly switch keyboards on some of its newer MacBook and MacBook Pro models free of charge.
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Someone bought TrumpHotels.org and filled it with caged migrants - CNET
It's satire. If you want to pay Trump for a hotel stay, you'll need to try the .com.
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Google Chrome's mystery sawtooth tabs have (slightly) changed my life - CNET
Are you seeing what we're seeing?
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Elon Musk's SpaceX sending ISS a new 'hand' - CNET
The next resupply mission to the orbiting research station will include a robot paw for the biggest arm to ever come out of Canada.
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